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The Killers

Directed by Robert Siodmak

A critical and commercial smash featuring Lancaster’s screen debut as Swede, a man running from his past who’s too tired

The Night of the Hunter

Directed by Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton, who made his name as a wide-ranging character actor in Hollywood (famed for his roles in such films at

The Wonders

Directed by Avi Nesher

This modern-day film noir centers on a bartender who doubles as a graffiti artist in Jerusalem. Arnav enjoys whiling away

Thieves’ Highway

Directed by Jules Dassin

WWII vet Nick Garcos (Richard Conte) returns to San Francisco, intending to go into the apple business with his father.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.